Open water opens—The open water season started with Spring Lake May 20…but no CALMers sprung for Spring Lake it seems. We will be better represented at Lake Berryessa by—at least—Scott Adams, Deb Kory, Zac Unger and Sara Everett. Probably others as well. They will be enjoying (as Coach likes to say) a 1 or 2mile swim…and sitting under the new CALM sun tents (recently purchased with money that mysteriously appeared on trees).
• Looking ahead, there is the Lake Del Valle swim (https://www.teamunify.com/ Home.jsp?team=dvowf); and the opportunity to enter the Donner Lake swim has come and gone (in the passing of barely an hour). We expect some of you made it in, so, if you are one of those lucky enough to looking forward to swimming in freezing water at crazy altitude, please let us know so we can give you the proper credit.
• We also have two teams in the Trans-Tahoe Relay Swim on July 22; don’t know who’s on those teams cause we’re not omniscient here at the Waterlog, so if you’re doing Tahoe, let us know as well.
• Stud Department—Michael Kellman finished first overall in the Alcatraz to St. Francis Yacht Club Swim with Water World Swim (group that presented to us last month) on May 14. Way to go, Michael! (He looks so warm):
•It’s commencement season—and we have our very own graduate: congrats to George Bartz who has received his Master of Law degree from the prestigious Boalt School of Law on May 12. A few of us attended, just to see for ourselves—George has been swimming so much we couldn’t be sure he was really in school!
• It’s raining babies!—Laura Feeney gave birth on May 23 to Rae Tatsue Feeney- Watanabe—who before that seemed dead set on being a June baby; a day later, Scott Adams (henceforward to be known as “Gramps” Adams) welcomed new granddaughter, Gracie. Congratulations to all.
Heard around the pool…
Word is that assistant coach and lifeguard Geof Thomas has resigned—Jeffrey, boy, we
hardly knew ye! Jeff moved on to greener pastures, and who can blame him—for assistant swim coaches, we are the Gobi desert of pastures.
Many know CALMer Marissa Moss writes and illustrates children’s books, but she recently published her first book for adults, a graphic memoir called Last Things. You can see a trailer for the book here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrdnqgC_X0Y
Marissa also presented a segment of the KQED program Perspectives that aired May 30. It’s well worth a listen, and you can do so at: https://ww2.kqed.org/perspectives/ 2017/05/29/choosing-a-good-death/?a=commentsATag
Spieker pool will be closed for a good part of the summer…oh no! What will country clubbers do? Strawberry? Golden Bear? Or will we have to give up our tans?
Changes are coming to the RSF locker rooms too—“gender inclusive” locker rooms (which, politics aside, is actually something of a misnomer since they actually exclude all but the individual user) will be carved out of the existing locker room space. Get the lowdown here: https://recsports.berkeley.edu/locker-room-faq/